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Big Eddy Imperial IPA - Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

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Big Eddy Imperial IPABig Eddy Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

424 Ratings
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Ratings: 424
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 15.28%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerBelcher on 03-12-2007)
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icculus71

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.6%

05-30-2014 20:35:12 | More by icculus71
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-30-2014 00:38:38 | More by Boone757
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vinnie

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

05-25-2014 22:14:41 | More by vinnie
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-22-2014 01:43:48 | More by cbcrunch
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lewdwig

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-21-2014 00:36:39 | More by lewdwig
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SawDog505

New Hampshire

4.24/5  rDev +13.7%

Poured into a 13 oz tulip, best by July 2014. Pours a dark orange with a half inch white head, that leaves behind a few webs of lace.

Smell is mango, papaya, passion fruit, watermelon hard candy, and some grapefruit.

Taste is follows the nose nicely, loads of mango and other tropical flavors, a bit sweet, and grapefruit hangs on the tongue awhile after.

Body is large, plenty of life, a little dry, and easy drinking.

Overall this is the 3rd one of the Eddy Series I have had and they are all really solid beers. I am very impressed with this brew.

05-16-2014 23:47:55 | More by SawDog505
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alamode

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-16-2014 22:05:45 | More by alamode
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2014 21:42:54 | More by Wetenkamp
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-12-2014 13:44:14 | More by KevinGordon
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2014 05:39:14 | More by DaftPatrick
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mlklein27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2014 14:08:38 | More by mlklein27
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AndyReuter

Ohio

2.63/5  rDev -29.5%

I was highly disappointed in this brew. I have had nice experiences with most "Leiny's", but this one was pretty bad.

Appearance - Nice orange color, almost no head.
Smell- Strong, sweet aroma with hints of diacetyl
Taste - Blah. This seems closer to a barleywine than a DIPA. The malt overpowers all with little to no help from the hops
Mouthfeel - The only thing Big Eddy got right was this; slightly thicker, rich mouthfeel, leaving the expected DIPA coating on the tongue
Opinion - Maybe they just labeled this beer incorrectly? I may have had a completely different opinion had I expected a Strong Ale or Barleywine

05-09-2014 18:23:12 | More by AndyReuter
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-05-2014 19:43:17 | More by MikeWard
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Triklino

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

05-03-2014 01:06:20 | More by Triklino
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mpolewan

Ohio

4/5  rDev +7.2%

05-01-2014 02:00:37 | More by mpolewan
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.6%

04-29-2014 16:12:03 | More by Belittle
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bman_85

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

04-27-2014 16:11:35 | More by bman_85
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.06/5  rDev -18%

Bottle marked 00414 A21010741(I think, barely legible), 2013 vintage, at 45 degrees into goblet
Aroma of malt and faint alcohol and spice
Head small (1 cm), off white, creamy, quickly diminishing to 2 mm ring with small islands of foam
Lacing OK – incomplete rings and isolated small clumps of bubbles
Body orange, slight haze, few bubbles rising
Flavor not very good – hop flavors have degenerated and only malt and decomposition flavors are present with a little alcohol.
Palate medium, oily, soft carbonation.

I bought this by mistake, thinking it was a RIS, not a DIPA. Oh well. The flavors have not held up (I hope). A little diacetyl would have been nice, but no luck. Considering how poor this is at the end of life, I would hesitate trying a fresh one, since I have consumed year old DIPAs that were better tasting. Sorry Leinie, you missed the mark badly.

04-25-2014 11:03:28 | More by Ozzylizard
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

04-22-2014 21:16:41 | More by dpgoblejr
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davegray

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-21-2014 02:45:10 | More by davegray
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RyanAU

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.2%

04-20-2014 12:41:14 | More by RyanAU
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-14-2014 21:57:53 | More by SpartyJoe
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.39/5  rDev -9.1%

Pours a deep caramel ruby hue with a tan khaki head forms nice fine speckled lacing. Aromatics offer up, citric rind...over ripened fruit deep down a bit of caramel malt explodes in the senses as well. Without tasting I can tell this DIPA is packed with malts, the first sip explodes with pine, citrus, a bit of pineapple and deep caramel malt backbone every bit as sweet tasting as the perceived sweetness on the nose. Rolling sweet malts, ripened fruit notes include juicy raisins this may be noted due to the heavy malts in the backbone and the 8.2% abv is definitely representing as a soothing alcohol burn finishes with each sip. Look this stuff is drinkable, but way too sweet for your typical DIPA it's weighing in on the palate for me is a tad cloying with all the sweetness. Really goes down as the DIPA that wants to edge into bordering as a barleywine or an American Strong Ale. I can't knock it for being what it is, but hopefully some of the under attenuated sweetness gets kicked back in the next varietal release of the Big Eddy DIPA. Overall a decent shot at a big beer style popular from coast to coast these days in the beer realm of America but the sweetness hit me way too hard to be able to full embrace this version!

04-13-2014 23:59:32 | More by WVbeergeek
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-13-2014 14:58:17 | More by Chucker17
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OutKast

Wisconsin

2.5/5  rDev -33%

04-11-2014 21:46:27 | More by OutKast
Big Eddy Imperial IPA from Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.